Supreme Court Holds that Patent Lawsuits to be Filed Where Target Company is Incorporated
In a 8-0 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court held that patent lawsuits are only to be filed where the targeted company is incorporated. Previously, plaintiffs, dubbed patent-trolls by adversaries, often filed these lawsuits in plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions, like in Eastern District of Texas. Now since most companies are incorporated under Delaware law, patent cases are likely to increase in Delaware courts. Andersen Sleater Sianni has offices in Delaware and New York. Click here to read more about the Supreme Court's patent decision.